ST. LOUIS, MO – December 4, 2007 – SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications, today announced the election of Mercedes Walton and David Peterschmidt to the SAVVIS Board of Directors.
Mercedes Walton is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Prior to joining Cryo-Cell, Ms. Walton served as Chief Executive Officer of Ralston Hill Consulting LLC, a privately held business development and strategic management consulting practice. Ms. Walton previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Applied Digital Solutions, Inc., and prior to joining Applied Digital Solutions, she was corporate Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at AT&T. During her 24-year tenure with AT&T, Ms. Walton held positions in business and consumer operations, global network operations, engineering, marketing & sales and product management.
David Peterschmidt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Openwave Systems, Inc. from November 2004 to March 2007. Prior to joining Openwave, Mr. Peterschmidt served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Securify, Inc. and was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Inktomi, Inc. prior to joining Securify. Mr. Peterschmidt is also a director of Limelight Networks Incorporated and Business Objects S.A.
“Mercedes Walton and David Peterschmidt are proven leaders and innovators in IT solutions and services,” said Phil Koen, Chief Executive Officer of SAVVIS. “Their knowledge and experience make them great additions to our Board of Directors as we continue to grow our position in the market.”
SAVVIS, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in IT infrastructure services for business applications. With an IT services platform spanning North America, Europe, and Asia, SAVVIS is an industry leader in delivering secure, reliable, and scalable hosting, network, and application services. These solutions enable customers to focus on their core business while SAVVIS ensures the quality of their IT systems and operations. SAVVIS’ strategic approach combines virtualization technology, a global network and multiple data centers, and automated management and provisioning systems. For more information about SAVVIS, visit:
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